FSOSS 2013 Report: OpenCL and TBD
OpenCl: Software Model and Philosophy
About the Speaker
This presentation was given by Adrien Guillon, a computer scientist and software engineer who received his degree from the University of Toronto. He is an enthusiast in high performance computing, who spends most of his time trying to figure out the bigger issues for high performance computing.
Summary of Talk
Speakers View on Open Source
Adrien is an advocate for open source software. He is very highly against software patents, and doesn't like the idea that someone can own the concept of something like the for loop. He is planning on moving to New Zealand to start an open source company which develops software for high performance computing. He believes that New Zealand will be the next Silicon Valley, as there are no software patents in New Zealand and thinks that many developers will flood over there. He did kind of jokingly say though that as much as he loves open source, he also loves to eat. He doesn't seem to keen on the kind of cash flow that open source software has been providing for him.